A look at the UMFA’s new exhibit of idiosyncratic photographer Mike Disfarmer, whose portraits of the rural residents of Cleburne County Arkansas have made him a posthumous art star. With a free lecture and movie screening tonight at 7 pm.
by Emily Lyver-Harris Housed in a small room in the Modern and Contemporary gallery of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, salt 6: Emre Hüner plays an unlikely interlocutor to the immense retrospective, Nancy Holt: Sightlines, installed just one floor beneath it. If one of the central threads of Sightlines is to examine […]
Hikmet Sidney Loe considers seminal artist Nancy Holt in anticipation of a major new exhibit of her works at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts.
Alexandra Karl says the U of U Faculty show at the UMFA opened with a bang.
A review of Georges Rouault’s Cique de l’Etoile Filante suite of prints, now on exhibit at the UMFA.
“All of the foreheads, and in some cases even the chins, fall off the edge of the paper creating a too-tight cropping that is reminiscent of amateur photography. The portraits, small as they are, give the impression of expanding beyond the edges of the paper. The viewer is […]
“I really like stuff,” Gretchen Dietrich tells me, her emphasis on the last word suggesting an orthographic marker somewhere between italics and ALLCAPS. “And I like order.” We are seated at a small round table in Dietrich’s office on the top floor of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts. Her […]
Take the best line from each of the ten best poems and print them on this page. They may produce ten splendid images in our minds as we read them, but they will not become a poem, and if they do, it will not have anything like the […]
The Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) recently announced that Lisa A. Arnette has assumed the position of Director of Development and External Relations at the museum. From 1998 to 2003, Arnette served as a development officer at the Utah Museum of Natural History (UMNH) on the University […]
As I visited the Utah Museum of Fine Arts recently, there to see the exhibit of art from the 1960’s from the museum’s permanent collection (see our blog), I came across the entrance to Changing Identities: Recent Works by Women Artists from Vietnam, an exhibit filled with powerful images that stunned me […]
Portraits from the Mind: The Later Works of William Utermohlen 1995-2000, at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts, is a haunting visual depiction of a talented artist’s descent into the hell of Alzheimer’s disease. The exhibit, selectively curated from galleries in Paris and Chicago, is on display through January […]
An Innermost Journey: The Art of Shauna Cook Clinger, in the main gallery at the UMFA through February 15, 2009, raises old questions about the relative importance of content versus form. The museum’s guidebook, Quarterly, credits Cook Clinger with “great artistic skill,” but such assertions are always subjective. Too often they […]